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Release: Inequality in Healthy Life Expectancy at Birth by National Deciles of Area Deprivation: England, 2009-11

Released: 14 March 2014


Eleanor Evans

Health Analysis, Public Policy Analysis

Telephone: +(44)1633 651631

Categories: Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Disability and Self-reported Health, Health Expectancy, Subnational Health Expectancies

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England

Geographical breakdown: Other

  • Males in the most advantaged areas can expect to live 19.3 years longer in ‘Good’ health than those in the least advantaged areas as measured by the slope index of inequality (SII). For females this was 20.1 years.

  • The largest differences in healthy life expectancy between neighbouring deciles were found between the most deprived area groupings.

  • Males in the most deprived areas have a life expectancy 9.2 years shorter (when measured by the range) than males in the least deprived areas, they also spend a smaller proportion of their shorter lives in ‘Good’ health (70.9% compared to 85.2%).

  • Females in the most deprived areas have a life expectancy 6.8 years shorter (when measured by the range) than females in the least deprived areas they also expect to spend 16.9% less of their life in ‘Good’ health (66.5% compared to 83.4%).

Healthy life expectancy and life expectancy at birth by groupings of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) into national deciles of area deprivation in England for the period 2009-11.

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